Change the Church, or Leave the Church
David Marr is complaining that the Catholic Church is full of “bigotry, cruelty, and hatred.” Why? Because they won’t let gay people into the church hierarchy. Because they teach homosexuality is a mortal sin.
Well I have news for you: I don’t really care what the Catholic Church says on this, and if they don’t want gay people in their church, that’s fine with me too.
If you happen to be gay, why would you even want to stay in the Catholic Church or in Christianity at all? These are the people who think they know what God thinks and who, for centuries, made your lives much worse than it could be. These are the people who set up straight camps to “cure” you, who insisted AIDS was a gay disease, and who now claim they really really love you and just hate the sin.
We in the secular community, on the other hand, vow to never treat anyone or any person like that. Our morality and ethics come from humanistic values, not from holy books or clerical traditions.
We will always stand by communities that are in need.
We will defend the legitimate rights of others.
Don’t be afraid of us, we are really and truly one of the best allies you’ll ever have.
Posted on April 3, 2011, in Humanism, Politics, Religion and tagged allies, angela shanahan, bigotry, catholic church, cruelty, David Marr, hatred, homosexuality, mortal sin, Q&A, secular community. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.